Jan 12, 2019 14:24 Asia/Tehran
  • Advanced home-built submarine joins Iranian navy fleet

Iranian Navy Commander has said an advanced home-built submarine dubbed 'Fatih' will soon join the naval fleet.

Iran Press/Iran news: Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Saturday, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi added that domestically made submarine is expected to come into service on 29 January. 

The 527-ton Fatih submarine is a semi-heavy under surface vessel whose weight at depth increases to 593 tons, Iran Press reported.

The submarine is equipped with an advanced sonar system for identifying enemy vessels and uses a missile defense system.

On Dec 19, 2018, Rear Admiral Khanzadi, has emphasized the independence of Iran's Navy, saying all the equipment and hardware used by the Iranian navy is home-made.

He added that Iran has dispatched some 58 naval flotillas to the Gulf of Aden, in the past few years, particularly in the last year.               105/ 211 /210

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